The US State Department today accused Israel of having a grudge against the family of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir, saying the Israeli government has single out his relatives for arrest since the murder.
The US complaints focused specifically on two cousins, both of whom were US citizens, who were captured and held without charges during assorted crackdowns. Tareq Abu Khdeir, the younger of the two, was savagely beaten while in custody, but has since returned to Florida. The other US citizen remains in Israeli custody, and Israel didn’t even inform the consulate it had captured a US citizen.
Two Abu Khdeirs getting arrested could easily be a coincidence, but the family says that 35 members have been arrested in the past month plus, virtually all of them in their teens and twenties, and 21 of them still under detention.
Jerusalem police defended the mass arrests, saying everyone they captured was a “rioter” and that it isn’t their fault so many of them happened to be related to the murdered teen.
The family’s lawyer says that many of the arrests were for no apparent reason, and that Israeli police are choosing to continue the detentions without any justification. One of the detained family members, a doctor, was arrested while tended to the wounded in a stone-throwing incident, and while not charged with anything, Israel has repeatedly extended his detention.
9 thoughts on “US: Israel Targeting Relatives of Kidnapped, Murdered Palestinian Teen”
Who'd expect any different from those criminals.
Ias Israel's treatment of these relatives is no better than ISIS! And we give Israel foreign aid and arms???????
In fairness we've also armed ISIS, so…
Why complain now? this is a direct result of your foreign policies towards an apartheid state.
You can hear the crooked mindset behind this already:
What? You feel any indignation about this? Any anger rising? Perhaps some vengeful thoughts or ill-wishes? Any desire or hope for retaliation against such injustice and cruel policies?
It's then true, you must be antisemitic and part of that whole world being against "us"…. and the more reason we'll do more of this, just that you know! And don't tempt us to introduce the final solution because it would be your fault then as well.
Just as all those attacks on Gaza are ascribed to Hamas as the first cause of them. "See what you made us do?"
Israel can do no wrong, don't you know ? Their apologists will stand with Bi Bi no matter what the maniac decides to do. If he asked them to jump off a cliff, and swallow battery acid on the way down, they would be happy to oblige.
As long as they the politicians keep taking campaign money from Israel and keep supplying them with endless rounds of ammo,Israel will keep doing this and getting away with it.Perhaps if the Palestinians bought some politicians off they too would find a voice and start getting their way.What needs to happen is for the UN to grow a pair and to get nations together for the common cause of saving lives especially children on both sides of this conflict.The UN needs to put boots on the ground and make sure their armed to the teeth.There is a proposal for a draft in place to do just that to enforce a permanent cease fire but so far Israel has made sure to make every effort to stall the resolution.There is also a call for a war crimes tribunal against both Hamas and Israel.Time will tell if anything actually happens with this.
Never ending Wars in a Police State, read "Poems for a Police State" by Bravo Von Muller. The book is on Amazon
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